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26 Jan 2023
Individual:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Upd Source:  Carta Magna Carta otorgada por el rey Juan de Inglaterra, el 15 de junio de 1215 (traducción al español por Freedom Circle)
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
Upd     Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles April Is the Cruelest Month
Discusses the income tax and how government acts as a transfer machine from the majority to various interest groups, while keeping incumbent politicians in power
Upd     Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Group:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
 
Upd Source:  Magna Carta Charter granted by King John of England in 15 June 1215 (English translation by Freedom Circle)
 
Topic:  Medicine The science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease
Upd   Articles Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Group:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings April Is the Cruelest Month
Discusses the income tax and how government acts as a transfer machine from the majority to various interest groups, while keeping incumbent politicians in power
Upd     Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles April Is the Cruelest Month
Discusses the income tax and how government acts as a transfer machine from the majority to various interest groups, while keeping incumbent politicians in power
Upd     Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
Upd     Bad Medicine
Discusses the potential effects of passing the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, signed into law in Dec 2003
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Begrudging Another Battle of Ballot-Boxing
Explains how those seeking power through politics are led to compromise, even if they are members of a group espousing principles over expediency, and urges others not to ballot-box but instead vote in the marketplace and the social realm
 
25 Jan 2023
Individual:  Adams, John Second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Place:  Austria Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Bureaucracy A hierarchy of government officials, mostly unelected, that set policies, prescribe regulations and administer them
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Central Banking The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Economic Barriers Legislative and other processes that inhibit economic and financial advancement
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Group:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Place:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Free trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Individual:  Friedman, Milton 1976 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Individual:  Hayek, F. A. Austrian economist, winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Knight, Frank 20th century American economist of the Chicago School
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Upd Source:  Law, The Frederic Bastiat's 1850 pamphlet (English translation by Freedom Circle)
 
Upd Source:  Ley, La Folleto de Frédéric Bastiat publicado en 1850 (traducción al español por Freedom Circle)
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Menger, Carl Founder of the Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Group:  Mont Pelerin Society Aims to strengthen the principles and practice of a free society
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Nobel Prize Annual international awards in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Popper, Karl 20th century Austrian-born British philosopher
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Individual:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
Upd     Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Individual:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Who First Put Laissez-Faire Principles into Action
Biographical essay, covering his life, works and involvement with the Physiocrats, as well as his accomplishments as an administrator
 
Place:  Vienna Capital of Austria
Upd   Articles The life and times of F.A. Hayek, who explained why political liberty is impossible without economic liberty
Lengthy biographical essay, with extensive quotes; alternate version of "The Worst on Top" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Ludwig von Mises, socialism's greatest enemy
Lengthy biographical essay on Mises, including details on Menger and Böhm-Bawerk; alternate version of "Planned Chaos" chapter of The Triumph of Liberty (2000)
 
24 Jan 2023
Place:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Place:  Chile Territory in southwest South America, ruled since 1980 by the República de Chile
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Place:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Place:  Dominican Republic Territory in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1961 by the República Dominicana
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
Upd   Interviews America's Most Dangerous Politician
Topics discussed include: drugs, why he stopped smoking marijuana, drug legalization, school vouchers, charter schools, road building and tax cuts
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Interviews America's Most Dangerous Politician
Topics discussed include: drugs, why he stopped smoking marijuana, drug legalization, school vouchers, charter schools, road building and tax cuts
 
Place:  Germany Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Place:  Guatemala Territory in Central America, ruled since 1985 by the República de Guatemala
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Place:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Individual:  Johnson, Gary Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003), 2012 Libertarian Party U.S. presidential candidate
Upd   Interviews America's Most Dangerous Politician
Topics discussed include: drugs, why he stopped smoking marijuana, drug legalization, school vouchers, charter schools, road building and tax cuts
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Summarizes highlights of the 1956 presidential race, thanking Adlai Stevenson for calling for an end to the draft and nuclear weapons tests, and various proposals about repealing the income tax
 
Place:  New Mexico Land of Enchantment
Upd   Interviews America's Most Dangerous Politician
Topics discussed include: drugs, why he stopped smoking marijuana, drug legalization, school vouchers, charter schools, road building and tax cuts
 
Individual:  Nixon, Richard Thirty-seventh President of the United States, infamous for the Watergate scandal
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Topic:  Nonviolent Resistance Opposition to statist and authoritarian forces using protests, non-cooperation and other nonviolent methods
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Place:  Panama Territory in south Central America, ruled since 1903 by the República de Panama
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Interviews America's Most Dangerous Politician
Topics discussed include: drugs, why he stopped smoking marijuana, drug legalization, school vouchers, charter schools, road building and tax cuts
 
Individual:  Reagan, Ronald Hollywood actor, fortieth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Individual:  Rothbard, Murray N. Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Contrasts the attitudes of U.S. participants in the 1955 Geneva Summit with those of their Soviet counterparts; becomes encouraged by the rejection of multiple ballot measures asking for funds for various government programs
Upd     Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Summarizes highlights of the 1956 presidential race, thanking Adlai Stevenson for calling for an end to the draft and nuclear weapons tests, and various proposals about repealing the income tax
 
Place:  Russia Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Upd   Articles Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Contrasts the attitudes of U.S. participants in the 1955 Geneva Summit with those of their Soviet counterparts; becomes encouraged by the rejection of multiple ballot measures asking for funds for various government programs
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles And now, a word from our founder
Statement of editorial policies that "should be followed in order to make the newspapers controlled by Freedom Newspapers Inc. better serve the community, the state and the nation", written in the 1960s by the Freedom Communications, Inc. founder
Upd     Along Pennsylvania Avenue
Summarizes highlights of the 1956 presidential race, thanking Adlai Stevenson for calling for an end to the draft and nuclear weapons tests, and various proposals about repealing the income tax
Upd   Interviews America's Most Dangerous Politician
Topics discussed include: drugs, why he stopped smoking marijuana, drug legalization, school vouchers, charter schools, road building and tax cuts
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles The Secret State
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
 
23 Jan 2023
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Interviews The Alliance Story: An Interview With Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Interviews The Alliance Story: An Interview With Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Individual:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Upd   Interviews The Alliance Story: An Interview With Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Place:  Iowa Motto: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Interviews The Alliance Story: An Interview With Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
Group:  Separation of School and State, Alliance for the Aims to improve education by liberating schools from politics
Upd   Interviews The Alliance Story: An Interview With Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
New Pedia:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
 
Upd Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
Upd   Interviews The Alliance Story: An Interview With Marshall Fritz
Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
 
20 Jan 2023
Upd Work:  Brazil 1985 comedic film about a bureaucratic future, written and directed by Terry Gilliam
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Individual:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Upd Work:  Freeman, The Flagship publication of the Foundation for Economic Education, published between 2 Oct 1950 and autumn of 2016
Upd   Publications The Freeman
From 2 October 1950 to Fall 2016
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Individual:  Herbert, Auberon Nineteenth century English philosopher and Member of Parliament
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Homeschooling Educating children at home
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Individual:  Postrel, Virginia Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Upd Work:  Reason Monthly libertarian magazine published by the Reason Foundation, launched in May 1968
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Place:  Washington, D.C. The Nation's Capital
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
19 Jan 2023
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
Upd   Interviews Walk for Capitalism: An Interview with Prodos, The Gypsy King of Capitalism
Topics include Prodos' background and philosophy of life, his influences, the Walk for Capitalism and his future plans
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Upd Individual:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Individual:  Miller, Vince President of the International Society for Individual Liberty (now Liberty International)
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) Walk for Capitalism: An Interview with Prodos, The Gypsy King of Capitalism
Topics include Prodos' background and philosophy of life, his influences, the Walk for Capitalism and his future plans
 
Upd Individual:  Mill, John Stuart Nineteenth century British philosopher and economist, author of On Liberty
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Interviews Walk for Capitalism: An Interview with Prodos, The Gypsy King of Capitalism
Topics include Prodos' background and philosophy of life, his influences, the Walk for Capitalism and his future plans
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Upd Source:  Servidumbre Voluntaria, Discurso sobre la Ensayo atribuido a Étienne de La Boétie, publicado por primera vez en 1576 (traducción al español por Freedom Circle)
 
Topic:  Songs Brief vocal and musical compositions
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Upd Source:  Voluntary Servitude, Discourse on Essay attributed to Étienne de La Boétie, first published in 1576 (English translation by Freedom Circle)
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
18 Jan 2023
Individual:  Branden, Nathaniel Psychotherapist, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles A Reviewer Remembered: John Chamberlain 1903-1995
Memorial and biographical essay
Upd     A Real Free Market Benefits Workers
Discusses The State of Working America: 2006/2007, a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and arguments from both progressives and their opponents as to whether workers are losing ground in spite of increased productivity
Upd     Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Chamberlain, John 20th century American journalist and author
Upd   Articles A Reviewer Remembered: John Chamberlain 1903-1995
Memorial and biographical essay
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles A Real Free Market Benefits Workers
Discusses The State of Working America: 2006/2007, a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and arguments from both progressives and their opponents as to whether workers are losing ground in spite of increased productivity
 
Work:  Freeman, The Flagship publication of the Foundation for Economic Education, published between 2 Oct 1950 and autumn of 2016
Upd   Articles A Reviewer Remembered: John Chamberlain 1903-1995
Memorial and biographical essay
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles A Real Free Market Benefits Workers
Discusses The State of Working America: 2006/2007, a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and arguments from both progressives and their opponents as to whether workers are losing ground in spite of increased productivity
 
Upd Topic:  Free trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles A Real Free Market Benefits Workers
Discusses The State of Working America: 2006/2007, a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and arguments from both progressives and their opponents as to whether workers are losing ground in spite of increased productivity
 
Individual:  Hayek, F. A. Austrian economist, winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles A Reviewer Remembered: John Chamberlain 1903-1995
Memorial and biographical essay
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Opitz, Edmund A. 20th century American author, longtime contributor to the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Writings A Reviewer Remembered: John Chamberlain 1903-1995
Memorial and biographical essay
 
Individual:  Paterson, Isabel Canadian-born, American literary critic, author of The God of the Machine
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Reference Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings A Real Free Market Benefits Workers
Discusses The State of Working America: 2006/2007, a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and arguments from both progressives and their opponents as to whether workers are losing ground in spite of increased productivity
 
Individual:  Rothbard, Murray N. Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
Individual:  Sciabarra, Chris Matthew Politics scholar at New York University, editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Upd   Writings Rand, Ayn (1905-1982)
Biographical and bibliographical essay, also examining Rand's relationships with several leading thinkers
 
17 Jan 2023
Individual:  Branden, Nathaniel Psychotherapist, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem
Upd   Writings Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
Upd     Module 5: Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations (Part II)
Fifth module of the Cato Home Study Course, includes link to listen or download audio program (2:34:19), questions and suggested readings
 
Upd Source:  Dào Dé Jīng 道德經: Classic on the Dào and its Virtue
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Farming The business of agriculture
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles Individual Responsibility Is Key to Health Care Concerns
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Nightmare of the New Deal, Part 1
Review of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (2007) by Amity Shlaes; introduction and focus on the "bad guys"
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Objectivist Ethics in the Information-Age Economy
After reviewing human progress, from hunter to farmer to laborer to thinker, argues that what he calls "Objectivist ethics" are more relevant to current society
 
16 Jan 2023
Topic:  Attacks of 11 September 2001 Terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Individual:  Bandow, Doug Syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Cato Institute
Upd   Writings Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Individual:  Bright, John 19th century English Member of Parliament
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
Upd     Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Individual:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Articles Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Individual:  Constant, Benjamin 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Place:  London Capital of Great Britain
Upd   Articles Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Place:  New York The Empire State - ratified Constitution 26 Jul 1788
Upd   Articles U.S. Airport Privatization Slowly Takes Off
Discusses one completed and two potential airport privatization deals under a 1996 pilot program in the U.S. (Note: the Stewart Airport 99-year lease was sold back after seven years)
 
Individual:  Poole, Jr., Robert W. Founder of Reason Magazine and the Reason Foundation
Upd   Writings U.S. Airport Privatization Slowly Takes Off
Discusses one completed and two potential airport privatization deals under a 1996 pilot program in the U.S. (Note: the Stewart Airport 99-year lease was sold back after seven years)
Upd     Fixing Airport Security
Published shortly before the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration, recommends that U.S. airport security be handled the way it has been done in Europe, and Heathrow in particular, by turning airports into business enterprises
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
Individual:  Raico, Ralph American professor of history
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Individual:  Say, Jean-Baptiste 18th-19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Libertarian Class Analysis
Examines the class analysis of Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer and Augustin Thierry and its basis on the work of J. B. Say, drawing on writings by Ralph Raico, Leonard Liggio, David M. Hart and Walter E. Grinder
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Liberty Against Power: Essays by Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Review of Liberty Against Power (1994), a collection of Roy Childs' "best writings and speeches", edited by Joan Kennedy Taylor
 
13 Jan 2023
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Individual:  Eisenhower, Dwight D. Thirty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Upd Source:  Magna Carta Charter granted by King John of England in 15 June 1215 (transcribed from medieval Latin)
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Individual:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
Work:  Why We Fight 2005 documentary, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
Upd   Reviews Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
Critical review of the theses presented in the 2005 documentary Why We Fight, also inquirying about topics omitted from the film
 
12 Jan 2023
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
Upd   Articles Individual Rights or Civil Rights?
Contrasts the right not to be discriminated against with the right of freedom of association and concludes that one of them is invalid, also discussing private vs. government discrimination
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Individual Rights or Civil Rights?
Contrasts the right not to be discriminated against with the right of freedom of association and concludes that one of them is invalid, also discussing private vs. government discrimination
Upd     The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
Topic:  Economic Barriers Legislative and other processes that inhibit economic and financial advancement
Upd   Articles Individual Rights or Civil Rights?
Contrasts the right not to be discriminated against with the right of freedom of association and concludes that one of them is invalid, also discussing private vs. government discrimination
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Individual Rights or Civil Rights?
Contrasts the right not to be discriminated against with the right of freedom of association and concludes that one of them is invalid, also discussing private vs. government discrimination
 
Individual:  Hayek, F. A. Austrian economist, winner of the 1974 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
Topic:  Humor Comedy, wit, satire, sarcasm, irony, jokes, etc.
Upd   Articles The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles Individual Rights or Civil Rights?
Contrasts the right not to be discriminated against with the right of freedom of association and concludes that one of them is invalid, also discussing private vs. government discrimination
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Articles The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
Work:  Wealth of Nations, The The magnum opus of economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith
Upd   Articles The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand: South Park and Libertarian Philosophy
General discussion of South Park with more detailed review and discussion of the season 2 "Gnomes" episode
 
11 Jan 2023
Topic:  Atheism The philosophical position that belief in gods and other deities is invalid
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
Upd     H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Gold Standard A monetary system in which currency values are defined in terms of gold
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
Upd     H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Individual:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
Upd     H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Topic:  Music Classical, jazz, rock, etc.
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Individual:  Nock, Albert Jay Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken, America's Wittiest Defender of Liberty
Biographical essay, highlighting Mencken's tenure at the Baltimore Sun, the books he authored, the founding and his work at the American Mercury monthly and his brief relationship with Sara Haardt
 
Individual:  Rothbard, Murray N. Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles H. L. Mencken: The Joyous Libertarian
Examines the themes and style in Mencken's writings, mainly from selected pieces in A Mencken Chrestomathy
 
10 Jan 2023
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
Upd     A Hit Man Confesses
Comments and criticizes John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles A Hit Man Confesses
Comments and criticizes John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles A Hit Man Confesses
Comments and criticizes John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles A Hit Man Confesses
Comments and criticizes John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)
 
Individual:  Rothbard, Murray N. Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Writings Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Government in Business
Contrasts characteristics of government-run enterprises with those of privately operated businesses and counters the argument of running government "like a business"
 
6 Jan 2023
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Free Markets Aren't Conservative
Explains why businesses, especially the larger and well established ones, favor regulations and taxes, and why a free, unregulated or "self-regulating" market protects consumer better
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Free Markets Aren't Conservative
Explains why businesses, especially the larger and well established ones, favor regulations and taxes, and why a free, unregulated or "self-regulating" market protects consumer better
 
Topic:  Economic Barriers Legislative and other processes that inhibit economic and financial advancement
Upd   Articles Free Markets Aren't Conservative
Explains why businesses, especially the larger and well established ones, favor regulations and taxes, and why a free, unregulated or "self-regulating" market protects consumer better
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Free Markets Aren't Conservative
Explains why businesses, especially the larger and well established ones, favor regulations and taxes, and why a free, unregulated or "self-regulating" market protects consumer better
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Free Markets Aren't Conservative
Explains why businesses, especially the larger and well established ones, favor regulations and taxes, and why a free, unregulated or "self-regulating" market protects consumer better
 
5 Jan 2023
Place:  Austria Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich
Upd   Articles Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk:Capital, Interest, and Time
Biographical and bibliographical essay; chapter 8
 
Individual:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Articles Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk:Capital, Interest, and Time
Biographical and bibliographical essay; chapter 8
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive?; also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk:Capital, Interest, and Time
Biographical and bibliographical essay; chapter 8
Upd     The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive?; also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
 
Group:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive?; also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive?; also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk:Capital, Interest, and Time
Biographical and bibliographical essay; chapter 8
 
Individual:  Nixon, Richard Thirty-seventh President of the United States, infamous for the Watergate scandal
Upd   Articles The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive?; also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
 
Individual:  Read, Leonard Founder of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Articles The Foundation for Economic Education: Success or Failure?
Adapted from remarks at FEE's 25th anniversary celebration in 1971; chapter 3 of part IX of Can Capitalism Survive?; also reprinted in The Freeman, May 1996
 
4 Jan 2023
Topic:  Achievement Success or accomplishment in life's endeavors
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
Upd     Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
Upd     Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
Upd     The Economics of Here to There
Discusses the necessity of product advertising, how more people are becoming aware that it is needed and why it is "tacky and unbearable"
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
Upd     Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
Upd     The Economics of Here to There
Discusses the necessity of product advertising, how more people are becoming aware that it is needed and why it is "tacky and unbearable"
 
Topic:  Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Individual:  Kelley, David Founder and Executive Director of The Objectivist Center
Upd   Writings Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Individual:  Kirzner, Israel Professor of Economics at New York University
Upd   Writings The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Economics of Here to There
Discusses the necessity of product advertising, how more people are becoming aware that it is needed and why it is "tacky and unbearable"
 
Place:  Montana Big Sky Country
Upd   Articles The Economics of Errant Entrepreneurs
Discusses whether entrepreneurial error, that is, unsuccessful, unprofitable entrepreneurs provide some benefits to society, compared to the benefits derived from successful ones
 
Topic:  Political philosopy Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of social organization and the proper functions of government
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
 
Individual:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings Entrepreneurship and Social Progress
Discusses the two usage senses of entrepreneurship, the attributes of an entrepreneur in the "more narrow and heroic sense" and contrasts politicians with entrepreneurs
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Epistemology and Politics: Ayn Rand's Cultural Commentary
Discusses the continued currency of Rand's 1960-1970s writings, citing as examples "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World", "Racism", "The Age of Envy" and "The Anti-Industrial Revolution"
Upd     The Economics of Here to There
Discusses the necessity of product advertising, how more people are becoming aware that it is needed and why it is "tacky and unbearable"
 
3 Jan 2023
Group:  Acton Institute Promotes a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty
Upd   Articles Father Robert Sirico: Power Broker on the Rise
Discusses the Acton Institute, pointing out its major donors, and Sirico's involvement in various activities such as welfare reform, the environment and globalization, and his association with conservative groups
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Topic:  Central Banking The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution, Part 1
Contrasts the situation of "free labour" and "parish apprentice" children, as defined by J.L. and Barbara Hammond, during the British Industrial Revolution, the latter being mostly orphans placed in the custody of parish, i.e., government, authorities
 
Individual:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Topic:  Fascism Politico-economic system where the means of production are nominally in private hands but controlled by a combination of state and business interests
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution, Part 1
Contrasts the situation of "free labour" and "parish apprentice" children, as defined by J.L. and Barbara Hammond, during the British Industrial Revolution, the latter being mostly orphans placed in the custody of parish, i.e., government, authorities
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Individual:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Don't Blame the Thermometer for the Fever
Discusses President Clinton's calls for worldwide regulations limiting capital movements and a global regime similar to the New Deal, comparing his views on private property with those of Hitler
 
Individual:  Sirico, Robert Co-founder and President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Upd   Articles Father Robert Sirico: Power Broker on the Rise
Discusses the Acton Institute, pointing out its major donors, and Sirico's involvement in various activities such as welfare reform, the environment and globalization, and his association with conservative groups
 
Place:  United Kingdom Island territories in western Europe, ruled since 1921 by the Monarchy of the United Kingdom
Upd   Articles Child Labor and the British Industrial Revolution, Part 1
Contrasts the situation of "free labour" and "parish apprentice" children, as defined by J.L. and Barbara Hammond, during the British Industrial Revolution, the latter being mostly orphans placed in the custody of parish, i.e., government, authorities
 
2 Jan 2023
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Capitalism Saves Us All
A review of Thomas J. DiLorenzo's How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present (2004)
Upd     Capitalism Should Be Our Weapon of Choice in Cuba
Argues that instead of tightening the embargo and severing relations with Cuba, the United States government should allow free trade with and travel with the island
Upd     Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society (1977); reprinted from The Wall Street Journal
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles Capitalism Saves Us All
A review of Thomas J. DiLorenzo's How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present (2004)
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society (1977); reprinted from The Wall Street Journal
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Capitalism Saves Us All
A review of Thomas J. DiLorenzo's How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present (2004)
 
Individual:  Roosevelt, Franklin D. Thirty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Capitalism Saves Us All
A review of Thomas J. DiLorenzo's How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present (2004)
 
Individual:  Schumpeter, Joseph 20th century Austrian economist
Upd   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society (1977); reprinted from The Wall Street Journal
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Capitalism and the Intellectuals
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society (1977); reprinted from The Wall Street Journal
 
30 Dec 2022
Individual:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Individual:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Reference Böhm-Bawerk, Eugen von (1851-1914)
Short biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
Upd     The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
Upd     The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
Upd     Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
Upd     Böhm-Bawerk, Eugen von (1851-1914)
Short biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
Upd     Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Economic Freedom Absence of coercion or controls over economic activities
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
Upd     Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
Individual:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Businessman and the Defense of Capitalism
Chapter 1 of Part IX, "an explicit follow-up to the Schumpeter-based 'Can Capitalism Survive?'" (the lead essay in this volume); offers business leaders suggestions as to what to do and not to do in helping "the cause of freedom"
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Place:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Bernie Is Not a Socialist and America Is Not Capitalist
Clarifies the meaning of various terms which young people tend to misunderstand, including socialism, communism, capitalism and corporatism, and then discusses the relative levels of economic freedom in the United States and other countries
 
Individual:  Weber, Max 19th/20th century German sociologist
Upd   Articles Bourgeois Virtues?
Offers an apologia (formal defense) of capitalism, in particular of the phrase "bourgeois virtues" as being neither a contradiction in terms nor a lie
 
29 Dec 2022
Topic:  Anarchism, Individualist Anarchism that emphasizes the individual and his or her preferences over other considerations
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
 
Individual:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
Upd   Writings Ayn Rand at 100
Discusses the influence of Ayn Rand, after the publication of her two main novels, during the 1960s through the 1980s and to this day, with sales of about half a million of her books per year
 
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
Upd     Ayn Rand at 100
Discusses the influence of Ayn Rand, after the publication of her two main novels, during the 1960s through the 1980s and to this day, with sales of about half a million of her books per year
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand at 100
Discusses the influence of Ayn Rand, after the publication of her two main novels, during the 1960s through the 1980s and to this day, with sales of about half a million of her books per year
 
Work:  Liberty Periodical published from 1881 to 1908 by Benjamin Tucker where he and mutliple contributors developed the individualist anarchist philosophy
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
 
Individual:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand at 100
Discusses the influence of Ayn Rand, after the publication of her two main novels, during the 1960s through the 1980s and to this day, with sales of about half a million of her books per year
 
Topic:  Self-ownership The principle that each individual owns his or her body and life
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
 
Individual:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
 
Individual:  Warren, Josiah Nineteenth century American anarchist, founder of the Modern Times colony (now Brentwood, New York)
Upd   Articles Benjamin Ricketson Tucker, Part 1
Biographical essay on Benjamin Tucker from birth to the early years of the periodical Liberty
 
28 Dec 2022
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
Upd     Altruism? Bah, Humbug
Contrasts the story of Aaron Feuerstein and Malden Mills with that of Jack Welch and General Electric to argue against activists that believe that corporations that put "altruism" before profits lead to better, more moral results
 
Group:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Writings Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Individual:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Topic:  Communism Socio-economic system in which private property rights are eliminated
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Altruism? Bah, Humbug
Contrasts the story of Aaron Feuerstein and Malden Mills with that of Jack Welch and General Electric to argue against activists that believe that corporations that put "altruism" before profits lead to better, more moral results
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Work:  Objectivist, The Newsletter created by Ayn Rand (as The Objectivist Newsletter) in 1962 and edited by herself and Nathaniel Branden (until 1968)
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Individual:  Paterson, Isabel Canadian-born, American literary critic, author of The God of the Machine
Upd   Articles Altruism? Bah, Humbug
Contrasts the story of Aaron Feuerstein and Malden Mills with that of Jack Welch and General Electric to argue against activists that believe that corporations that put "altruism" before profits lead to better, more moral results
 
Individual:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)
 
Group:  Rush Canadian rock band
Upd   Articles Ayn Rand (1905–1982)
One of the "Three Women Who Launched a Movement" articles, celebrating during Women's History Month the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Fountainhead (as well as Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson books published in the same year)